Savusavu, Vanua Levi, Fiji
Lighthouse Reef Snorkel Adventure
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The crystalline waters surrounding Savusavu Bay teem with rainbow-hued tropical fish, colorful corals and friendly sea turtles.
A high-speed boat takes you to one of the island's best local dive sites, Lighthouse Reef, situated at the tip of the bay's entrance. This famed snorkel site is a well-protected refuge, home to numerous corals and a vibrant collection of fish and marine life. The reef has deep water on one side and shallow water on the other, offering a myriad of options for all snorkeling abilities.
Gear up as your guide orients you to the area. Then, splash in and discover a thriving ecosystem populated by numerous plate corals, soft spaghetti corals and schools of darting fish. Bring an underwater camera to enhance your experience as you spy such interesting species as the black-and-white sergeant fish, bright clownfish, trumpet fish, orange and purple anthias, pale green damselfish, Maori wrasse and humphead wrasse. Giant clams, grouper and parrotfish are also commonly seen closer to the coral formations.
If you're lucky, graceful sea turtles, frequently seen in these waters, will come out to say hello, and you might even spy a friendly white-tip reef shark cruising the waters deep below.
Back on the boat, dry off and enjoy a bottle of Fiji water before heading back to the pier, admiring the dramatic volcanic landscape punctuated by swaying palms and white-sand beaches.